KYOCERA Document Solutions Wins the WorldStar Award of the World Packaging Organisation

03 March 2015

KYOCERA Document Solutions is pleased to announce that a new style shock gauge developed by the company has won the WorldStar Award in the Electronics category in the WorldStar Competition* organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). This is the seventh consecutive award and the ninth overall for the company.

The global competition is fought among the winners in a product packaging contest in each country**. The WorldStar Awards are prestigious international prizes given in recognition of excellent quality of packaging evaluated for environmental compatibility, economic efficiency, and originality of packaging materials. The award ceremony will take place during IPACK-IMA 2015, the international trade fair for processing and packaging, to be held in Milan, Italy from May 19–23, 2015.

A shock gauge is widely used in the transportation of precision equipment to ensure delicate handling. A large impact on a package will spread coloring over the gauge, and thus raise awareness of carriers and the quality of transportation. The new-style shock gauge developed by Kyocera has a larger and more visible colored surface compared with conventional shock gauges. From an environmental standpoint, the new shock gauge uses water-based flexographic ink*** to color the cardboard. In addition, the gauge employs a simpler structure, enabling easier and more economical production. The company will continue improving the production of stable color for any specified impact, employ the new shock gauge for the transportation of A3 MFPs in the U.S., China and Europe, and expand their usage further.


All packaging materials used in the shipment of products developed by the Company are internally developed and designed, winning high reputation at home and abroad for its excellent technology. The Company will further continue its efforts to deliver the printers and MFPs safely to the customers all over the world.

* The competition was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on November 19, 2014. This year’s competition received a total of 264 entries from 37 countries and awarded 148 applicants after screening.
** The new shock gauge won the Electric Equipment Packaging Award in the Japan Packaging Contest 2014. The Japan Packaging Contest is the nation's largest competition in the field of packaging. The event is organized and held every year by the Japan Packaging Institute with the aim of promoting development and expansion of high-quality packages and packaging techniques across the country.
*** Water-based flexographic ink is supposed to contain substantially low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and thus is environmentally superior compared to conventional ink.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions (UK) Ltd

KYOCERA Document Solutions is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. Its product range includes ECOSYS printers, reliable TASKalfa and Smart MFP multifunctional devices and is complemented by supplies, software and services. KYOCERA Document Solutions provides innovative products, built on a foundation of long-life components, allowing it to offer low total cost of ownership and high efficiency in any workplace. 

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T: 0118 930 0720
F: KYOCERADocumentSolutionsUK

Contact details:
Andy Crisp / Kate Anderson 
0044 1291 626200

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